Cardi B isn't interested in performing at the Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

Kevin Mazur and Leon Bennett/Getty ImagesCardi B is a supporter of Colin Kaepernick.
  • Though Cardi B is featured on Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” the rapper won’t join them for their 2019 Super Bowl halftime performance.
  • A representative for the rapper told Page Six she won’t do it because of how she feels about the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
  • But the representative also said there was never an official offer.

Cardi B won’t be joining Maroon 5 for their 2019 Super Bowl halftime performance.

Through a statement from her representative, the 26-year-old rapper, who’s featured on the second version of Maroon 5’s song “Girls Like You,” said she wouldn’t want to perform because of how she feels about the treatment of Colin Kaepernick.

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“The rumour circulating that she wants a million dollars and she wants her own set is false,” a representative told Page Six. “There was never a firm offer to begin with for a performance. There [were] talks about it, but she was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement … But again, there was never a solid offer for her to say yes or no to regarding the Super Bowl. She is already confirmed to do a set with Bruno Mars that weekend.”

Maroon 5Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesMaroon 5 is performing at the halftime show.

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is an activist who protests racial injustice. He was the first football player to take a knee during the National Anthem, sparking a national movement.

Other artists have been reluctant to join the halftime performance. Rihanna reportedly turned down a spot at the Super Bowl, and Jay Z is reportedly trying to dissuade Travis Scott from performing.


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